Photographs by Cecil Beaton. Edited by Patrick Remy. Essay by Philippe Garner. Foreword by Countess Cristiana Brandolini d'Adda.
Louis Vuitton Malletier. Paris. 2021. First edition. Hardback; pink cloth-bound boards, with title debossed in blue and images pasted to front and rear boards. [c.120 pages + 28 page facsimile booklet bound in centre.] Illustrated throughout in b&w and colour. French & English. 315 x 245mm. 0.85kg. 9782369832263. Fine; as new.
A scrapbook-style album of Cecil Beaton's photographs of Venice. The photographs are divided into sections - 'Cecil Beaton with his friends, at the Baths of the Excelsior Hotel, at the Lido', images from the ball at the Palazzo Labia hosted by Charles de Beistegui, Venetian Interiors, 'Portraits in La Serenissima'. A facsimile booklet of the Venetian pages from Cecil Beaton's Diaries. The Wandering Years is bound in. The images are presented in a scrapbook-style as a nod to Beaton's own passion for the form. From the Louis Vuitton Fashion Eye series of photo-travel books which visualise an individual photographer's interpretation and response to a world city.